Architectural ornamental oddments from from back when plain buildings were boring. American and from the turn of the last century.

Baluster, from the Schlesinger and Mayer Store, Chicago.
Baluster, from the Schlesinger and Mayer Store, Chicago. 1899-1904. American. Cast iron. George Grant Elmslie, designer (1871-1952). Image © 2011 – 2019 the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/Obj3461?sid=11963&x=230309&port=383
Elevator enclosure grille, from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894.
Elevator enclosure grille, from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894. Cast iron, wrought iron, and copper alloy. Adler and Sullivan, makers. Image © 2011-2019 University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/Obj12799?sid=11963&x=230474&port=383
Stair baluster from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894.
Stair baluster from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894. Bronze over cast iron. Louis Henri Sullivan, designer (1856-1924). Image © 2011 – 2019 the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/VieO12796?sid=11963&x=230567&port=383
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s